Evans Heads’ Aaron Sells (right) takes an early bath in the slosh during the Bombers’ NRRRL match against Lower Clarence at Evans Head on Saturday.
Evans Heads’ Aaron Sells (right) takes an early bath in the slosh during the Bombers’ NRRRL match against Lower Clarence at Evans Head on Saturday. Jerad Williams

Bombers flying high

BYRON Bay has jumped to third spot in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League after defeating Tweed Coast 38-14 on Saturday.

And wasn’t captain-coach Simon Kelly happy to learn it.

“That’s fantastic news,” Kelly said.

“Gee you take losses hard, but it’s a great feeling when you hear that.”

The Red Devils have now reeled off three wins in a row, taking advantage of Ballina and Cudgen’s weekend defeats to go ahead of them on for-and-against.

Scott Stapleton scored four tries as the Bay ran out clear winners but Kelly is still looking for more control from his men.

Leon Kelly and Neil Gregg were both given time to cool down on the sidelines after separate incidents, neither of which saw any opposition harmed.

“Greggy took exception to a tackle,” Kelly said.

“He got up and took a swing but missed by three feet, so no harm done. But it’s something that we need to get a handle on.

“Some of our blokes just need to find that right level of aggression.”



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